TEMECULA, Calif. – (Feb. 10, 2017) – The Temecula Pantry servicing low income families and individuals experiencing homelessness received a huge infusion of help from Pechanga Resort & Casino poker players. Throughout the month of January, Pechanga poker guests received 1,000 extra tournament chips when they brought in a non-perishable food item. Poker players donated a whopping 1,000 pounds of much needed food that will be used to restock the shelves after the busy holiday season at the Temecula Pantry. The “Restock the Shelves” food donation campaign was put on at Pechanga in conjunction with Ante Up Magazine and Blue Shark Optics.
Ante Up and Blue Shark Optics team up with poker rooms in regions across the countries to host Restock the Shelves events each January. This is the Pechanga Poker Room’s second year participating.
“Our poker guests really got into the donations this year,” said Richie Lopez, poker room manager. “They felt engaged and it brought them a lot of joy to know they were helping others. That’s the best feeling for us at Pechanga, too.”